Video as a Service offering being trialled at paediatric hospital
Imerja has secured a six-month proof-of-concept trail with Alder Hey hospital for its Video as a Service (VaaS) offering.
The telehealth technology gives patients access to specialist services and expertise via high-definition video links, making care accessible regardless of patient or doctor location.
The VaaS offering is currently being trialled in the neurology department of Alder Hey Hospital, one of Europe’s biggest and busiest children’s hospitals. The technology is being utilised to distribute valuable specialist expertise between multiple hospital sites.
Imerja has an existing relationship with Alder Hey, providing the trust with 24/7 managed services and support for its LAN network, having previously handled its service desk migration in 2012.
Dr Ram Kumar, paediatric neurologist at Alder Hey, said: “Imerja has done a great job of connecting Alder Hey with Chester and Leighton hospitals, which has allowed the full potential of this innovative technology to be unlocked.
“I believe that video communication and remote assessment holds great potential for improving access to care and easing pressure on the healthcare system.”
Ian Jackson, managing director of Imerja, added: “This is an innovative way of improving accessibility to Alder Hey’s specialist expertise for those who otherwise would have to endure a long journey to receive the appropriate care, or indeed not be able to receive the care at all.
“At a time when the NHS is struggling to spread expertise efficiently, this state-of-the-art service can benefit both patients and doctors alike.”